Daily Archives: 11 May 2020

Why Churches Can’t Come Back Quick: Ushers

I’m not privy to discussions among bishops and other church leaders with state and local governments. By initiating this series, I’m relying on observations and some guesswork. The observations arise from forty years in parish ministry, most of that as … Continue reading

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Reading On A Phone

The jury’s still out on this experience. With public libraries closed to real world visitors, one of my favorite leisure activities–browsing hundreds or thousands of books–is shut down. I can borrow from libraries, but I must download to my phone. … Continue reading

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Which Virgin?

There is much pagan mythology connected to the constellations of the Northern Hemisphere’s night sky. If any of you readers indulge your “horrorscope” you might recognize Virgo, designated a virgin. Perhaps regrettably, this rather large grouping of stars does not … Continue reading

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Redemptoris Missio 5ab: “No one comes to the Father, but by me”

Pope John Paul II introduces sections 5 and 6 with this citation from the Lord’s Farewell Discourse, also heard this past Sunday at Mass: “No one comes to the Father, but by me.” (Jn 14:6) If we go back to … Continue reading

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